2008

National Design Awards 2008 - People's Design Award


The Zon Hearing Aid transforms the beige shapeless traditional hearing aid into a dynamic, sculptural object that ergonomically embraces the geometry of the ear while taking advantage of the latest technology to provide the highest audio quality. Most hearing impaired listeners wait up to eight years before being fitted with a hearing aid because of its perceived association with disability and weakness. The Zon turns the hearing aid into a coveted high-performance design object.
National Design Award, Peoples Awards Winner, 2008, gala, Lauren Zalaznick, Padma Lakshmi, David Stark, Designers, Stuart Karten, Zon Hearing Aid, Ear Technology, Sculptural Ergonomics, Audio Disability, Object

Cooper-Hewitt: 2008 Teen Design Fair with Tim Gunn


Tim Gunn addresses New York City students on preparing for a career in design.
Teen Design Fair, 2008, New York City, NYC, Teens, Tim Gunn, career fair, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Summer Design Institute 2008 – Design Challenge Workshop


Educators who participated in the 2008 Summer Design Institute are lead through the design process by Sandy Speicher, Practice Lead, Transformation, of IDEO to answer the question, “how might we improve the getting to work experience?”
Summer Design Institute, 2008, Sandy Speicher, IDEO, design education, education, educators, Workshop, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: 2008 National Design Awards Winners' Panel


Michael Bierut, this year's winner of the Design Mind award, discusses the state of contemporary design with our National Design Awards winners: Tom Kundig, FAIA; Scott Stowell (OPEN); Ralph Rucci; Lucinda Sanders (OLIN); and Charles Harrison.
National Design Awards, 2008, Winners Panel, contemporary design, Michael Bierut, Pentagram, Tom Kundig, Olson Kundig Architects, Scott Stowell, Open, Ralph Rucci, Lucinda Sanders, Olin, Charles Harrison, Architecture, Industrial Design, fashion, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Summer Design Institute 2008 – Design as a Process of Learning


Sandy Speicher, Practice Lead, Transformation, of IDEO leads a discussion of the different applications of the design process, and the knowledge, skills, and mindsets developed along the way.
Summer Design Institute, 2008, Sandy Speicher, IDEO, design process, applications, Workshop, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Richard Campanella at City of Neighborhoods 2008


Richard Campanella tracks the physical geography, historical development, and population of New Orleans from colonial times to after Hurricane Katrina.
City of Neighborhoods, 2008, Richard Campanella, geographer, Tulane, New Orleans, history, physical geography, development, population, Hurricane Katrina, civic engagement, Lecture, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Business of Design 2008


A morning panel moderated by Bruce Nussbaum of BusinessWeek discusses community and co-creation. This panel will explore what happens when consumers become producers and ask what impact this shift will have on the future global success of corporations. Panelists: Bob Greenberg, R/GA Marissa Mayer, Google, Inc. Amy Radin, Citi
Business of Design, 2008, community, co-creation, consumers, producers, Bruce Nussbaum, Business Week, Bob Greenberg, R/GA, Marissa Mayer, Google, Amy Radin, Citi, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: 2008 National Design Awards - Jury Panel


Members of the 2008 National Design Awards jury discuss the selection process and reveal this year's winners and finalists. The Jury Panel brings together a diverse group of design leaders, including: Mark Robbins, Dean, School of Architecture, Syracuse University and Raquel Tudela, Global Creative Director, Bloomberg LP
National Design Awards, nda, 2008, Jury Panel, Mark Robbins, architect, Syracuse University, Raquel Tudela, talk, long, public program

Welcome our two new trustees


I am thrilled to announce that Stuart Bohart of Morgan Stanley and Marissa Mayer of Google and have joined Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s board of trustees. 
trustees, new, Stuart Bohart, Morgan Stanley, Marissa Mayer, Google, National Design Award, 2008, corporate achievement

National Design Awards: Finalists


The winner and two finalists of the Corporate Achievement category are, together, quite different from the winners of the past. As a whole, they represent what is possible at a smaller scale. 
National Design Awards, nda, finalists, winners, corporate achievement, categories, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Heath ceramics, Dwell magazine, Architecture, Architecture Research Office, ARO, research-driven, Stephen Holl, Adam Yarinski, Stephen Cassell, influence, teaching, Times Square, Recruiting Station, vernacular, gravity, Michael Maltzan, MoMA Qns, mechanical boxes, Los Angeles, open space, relationship, public, Communication Design, typography, Hoefler & Frere-Jones, fonts, Gotham, Obama campaign, 2008, Project Projects, Prem Krishnamurthy, Adam Michaels, MOMA, Canadian Centre for Architecture, CCA, Rodarte, fashion design, Thom Browne, Brooks Brothers, collaboration, Interaction Design, Lisa Strausfeld, Pentagram, website, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Clo Wine Bar, Time Warner Center, interactive table, interior design, crossover, Ali Tayar, WORKac, Public Farm 1, recyclable, materials, solar energy, produce, product design, Smart Design, simpler, medical, change, Ross Menuez, Salvor Products

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